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Mersey Gateway dashboard shows numbers behind the new bridge

Newly released figures show that traffic levels across the Mersey Gateway Bridge were higher than expected over the first six months since it opened.

Merseyflow customers, commuters, local residents and other people interested in the Mersey Gateway Bridge can now see key statistics relating to the bridge with the launch of a new customer dashboard.

The dashboard provides a range of graphs and statistics that show detailed information on the number of crossings made, average daily traffic figures, types of vehicles using the bridge, the number of penalty charge notices issued, revenue figures and traffic by registration type.

During the first six months since opening:

  • more than 10-million journeys were made across the new bridge,
  • 96% of drivers paid for their crossings before the payment deadline
  • 80% of journeys were made in vehicles registered with merseyflow
  • over 70,000 journeys were made across the bridge most weekdays, which is in excess of projected traffic levels – the exception is a dip around the holiday period in December and January
  • between 20 and 26% of monthly revenue came from PCNs – All revenue, either from tolls or PCNs, contributes towards payment for the new bridge; it is not retained by the Council or any of its contractors.

The dashboard provides a quick and easy way to view key statistics about the bridge and tolls.

It can be viewed at www.merseyflow.co.uk and www.merseygateway.co.uk/mersey-gateway-statistics-dashboard/ with the initial publication showing figures from the bridge’s opening on October 14, 2017 until the end of March 2018.

Moving forward the dashboard will be issued every three months to give an updated picture.

Paul Fenwick, Chief Executive of the Mersey Gateway Crossings Board, said: “This is part of the Mersey Gateway Crossings Board and merseyflow’s commitment to be transparent and to provide everyone who uses the bridge with accurate and reliable data on its operation.

The fact that traffic volumes are slightly higher than we estimated is good news and we’re working hard with our colleagues at merseyflow to continue to increase the number of people paying on time so we can minimise the number of PCNs issued to commuters.”

Anthony Alicastro, Managing Director of merseyflow said: “The dashboard gives customers an at-a-glance view of how the bridge is performing and shows just how much traffic is using the crossing and benefitting from quicker, easier and more reliable journeys.”

“We want bridge users to have this information at their fingertips and we’ll publish an updated dashboard every three months with the latest figures.”

To find out more about the bridge and to view the customer dashboard visit www.merseyflow.co.uk or www.merseygateway.co.uk

 

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